Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 777–808, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 777–808, 2021

Data description paper 02 Mar 2021

Data description paper | 02 Mar 2021

OceanSODA-ETHZ: a global gridded data set of the surface ocean carbonate system for seasonal to decadal studies of ocean acidification

Luke Gregor and Nicolas Gruber

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Ocean acidification (OA) has altered the ocean's carbonate chemistry, with consequences for marine life. Yet, no observation-based data set exists that permits us to study changes in OA. We fill this gap with a global data set of relevant surface ocean parameters over the period 1985–2018. This data set, OceanSODA-ETHZ, was created by using satellite and other data to extrapolate ship-based measurements of carbon dioxide and total alkalinity from which parameters for OA were computed.